Herbal Medicine is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the key therapies which form part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The others are Acupuncture and Chinese Massage.
Over the years Chinese Medicine has developed and matured to become what it is today Ã¢Â€Â“ a natural and holisticsystem of health care that treats a wide range of health problems safely and effectively.
Like all TCM therapies, Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on the concept of Qi, the life force or energy which flows around the body and regulates your health by maintaining harmony, balance and order. Any blockage in the flow of Qi around the body results in illness and disease.
Chinese Herbal Medicine has a deep understanding of the ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony of the body is undermined when the flow of Qi is depleted or blocked. It is as concerned with the prevention of ill health as it is with healing illness and disease. Treatment is based on understanding the signs and symptoms reflecting any imbalance in the body and treating the underlying condition as well as the symptoms. This therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage self healing.
Treatment by Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Since ancient times, Chinese Medicine has identified and classified the essential properties of thousands of herbs and how they act on the body. Herbs are prescribed either singly or made into a formula which takes into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. The herbal formula is tailored to the individual so that it specifically matches and treats their condition. As the individualÃ¢Â€Â™s condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal formula is adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.
Is Chinese Medicine Safe?
Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained Practitioner. Over the centuries Practitioners have compiled detailed information about the properties, preparation, and use of herbs and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Adverse reactions can occur with any form of medicine. In the case of Chinese herbal medicine these are extremely rare.
What Conditions does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?
In addition to restoring good health, Chinese Medicine may also be used to maintain good health and prevent disease. By strengthening the normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a sense of well-being is promoted. Conditions which may be treated effectively with Herbal Medicine include:
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- Male and Female Infertility
- Disorders associated with menstruation and the menopause
- Skin conditions: eczema, psoriases, acne, etc.
- Weight Loss
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Asthma, bronchitis, common cold and influenza,
- Headaches and migraine
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Impotence and prostate disorders
What Conditions does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?
Once you have been carefully assessed and your condition diagnosed, you will be prescribed a specific herbal formula customised to treat your health condition, taking into account your medical history. Progress is closely monitored through regular consultation and as your condition changes and improves, your herbal treatment will be adjusted accordingly.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is one of the main natural healing methods used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help resolve health issues without side effects. One of the worldÃ¢Â€Â™s oldest medical systems, the use of Acupuncture in Europe and the USA began to spread rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century. Today, it is a widely practiced and is considered a safe and effective, natural form of health care, used in Western Medicine as well as by Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Like all TCM healing methods, acupuncture therapy is based on the concept of Qi, the life force or energy which flows around the body and regulates your health. According to TCM theory, disease results if the flow of Qi is blocked. Acupuncture points are located on the meridians through which Qi flows. It works by relieving blockages at key points along the meridians. By enabling Qi to flow smoothly, balance and harmony can be restored to your body, giving it the support it needs to prevent health problems and treat illness and disease.
Benefits of Acupuncture
As a natural form of healing, Acupuncture can have the following benefits. It:
- provides drug free pain relief
- treats effectively a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
- treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- assists in the prevention of disease and illness
- helps maintain general well-being
How is Acupuncture Administered?
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, disposable, sterile needles, made of stainless steel, into specific acupuncture points sited along the bodyÃ¢Â€Â™s meridians. During centuries of clinical practice, the functions and clinical effectiveness of each acu-point or combination of points has been noted. In recent years these actions have been systematically studied and verified by modern scientific research.
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of disorders including:
- Skin conditions
- Digestive system conditions
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Neurological conditions
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Respiratory conditions
- Urogenital disorders
- Eye conditions
- Sporting injuries
- Psychological conditions including
Disclaimer & Important Information
We canÃ¢Â€Â™t guarantee any treatment results. Symptoms, conditions and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. treatment lengths and recovery times also vary from person to person. Our specialists will discuss your care needs before carrying out any treatment. All content on this site is provided as illustrative and for informational purposes only and does not guarantee results.